Twelfth Night: Time to Take Down Christmas Decorations

Twelfth Night: Time to Take Down Christmas Decorations

Sparrow King
Jan 5, 2010

At least according to Christian traditions, tonight is Twelfth Night and tomorrow, January 6th, is Twelfth Day, also known as Epiphany or Three Kings Day.

Some people observe Twelfth Night, the culmination of the Christmas holidays coming to an end, by having children leave their shoes by the door to be filled with sweets. For many others, it is simply the deadline for all decorations to be taken down to avoid bad luck. However, some churches leave their decor up an extra day so that Epiphany can be celebrated on January 6th with the Three Wise Men being added to the manger scene on display.

Regardless, it seems as good a reason as any to pack up the tinsel and stockings and vacuum up the last of the pine needles.

Have you packed up your holiday decor? How long do you live with holiday decorations?

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